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Tribal journalists imparted first-aid training

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BARA: Tribal journalists were imparted first-aid training to educate them about basic lifesaving techniques. The three-day training was organised by the Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC), Fata chapter in Peshawar. A total of 15 journalists from all seven Fata agencies and Frontier Regions (FRs) took part in training. Speaking on the occasion as a chief guest, […]

Media not allowed to enter polling stations, allege journalists

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LAHORE: Journalists and workers of different observatory bodies have alleged that they were refused entry into polling stations to monitor the election process despite having accreditation cards issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). “This is tantamount to curbing freedom of media and put the whole election process into doubt,” Rai Shahnawaz, a reporter of […]

Dengue screening services in government schools demanded

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PESHAWAR: The residents and elected representatives of Tehkal locality in the provincial capital expressed concern over measures taken by the government for handling the dengue epidemic and demanded screening services in public sector schools so that the patients didn’t need visiting hospitals. Also, dengue virus infected 301 more people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The residents of Tehkal, […]

Youth held for posting sacrilegious material on social media

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MITHI: A police team of Tharparkar picked up a student of intermediate class, Raja Kanwar, in a late night raid on a house in Hyderabad on Saturday for allegedly posting sacrilegious material on the social media which was deemed hurtful to a majority of the Muslim community. In a similar raid in the Parmar locality […]

Saawan premieres in Karachi amidst much appreciation

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Karachi: Breaking away from commercial, masala films, Farhan Alam’s multi award-winning venture, Saawan finally saw the light of the day in Pakistan on September 15. After multiple screenings in the festival circuit worldwide including the Madrid International Film Festival and the recent Salento International Film festival, the film premiered in Karachi a day before its […]

Hunting the whale

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THE internet throws up viral trends and challenges with unerring regularity, and for the most part these are fun, harmless and sometimes meant to raise awareness or funds for a good cause. In the past few months, however, a far more sinister challenge has emerged, one that has been linked to several reported cases of […]

Drive for recovery of ‘missing’ activists to continue: JSQM-A

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HYDERABAD: The Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz-Arisar (JSQM-A) has expressed the resolve to continue its struggle for the recovery of all nationalist workers who had allegedly been picked up from different areas of Sindh and their whereabouts were not known. The resolve came at a meeting of the party’s policy-making body held under the chairmanship of […]